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Asparagus, Bacon & Herbed Cheese Pizza Recipe

A zesty pizza that’s especially nice with spring asparagus but lovely all year round when you add mozzarella and bacon. — Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet; brush top with 4 teaspoons oil. Top with mozzarella cheese, asparagus and bacon. Drop spreadable cheese by teaspoonfuls over pizza. Sprinkle with pepper flakes; drizzle with remaining oil.
  • 2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 407 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 748 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.